Re: Which linux distribution? VIA EPIA CN10000, boot from Compact Flash
- From: "James T." <turajb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 02:59:03 GMT
On Wed, 02 May 2007 06:08:03 -0700, al99999 wrote:
I am looking for some advice on which linux distro to go with. I have a
VIA EPIA CN10000 mini-itx board, and am looking for a distro that will
not take up more than around 100MB and is bootable from a compact flash
card plugged into the boards IDE connector. It needs to have X and
also is easy to customise/trimmed down (so it always boots up the same
program and you can't quit etc..).
Thanks in advance for your help.
Also consider EpiOS & Freepia, both are Linux distros for the Epia
I used early versions of EpiOS on my Epia SP13000 for a while. Overall
it was pretty nice, but didn't meet my specific usage needs, so EpiOS was
replaced with a different OS later on. Anyways, it's been a while since
I last tried EpiOS, so YMMV.
As to Freepia, I've a little about it here & there, but never actually
used it. As such, you are on your own with this one.
Lastly, if you are simply looking for a small generic Linux distro, then
also consider Puppy Linux & SLAX. I'm just not sure how well they will
function with Epia specific hardware - but they are good small distros
and have worked/tested well on various hardware for me, for quite some
You should be able to locate all of these distros on:
Hope this helps...
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